Stamford Debates Lobbyist Hire to Maximize Federal Funding, as Other Towns Demur

Sustainable Strategies DC, Stamford’s Washington, D.C., lobbyist, says it has helped obtain about $8.5 million in funding for multiple aspects of downtown's Mill River restoration.

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It might seem weird that city governments hire lobbyists to help them obtain funding from state and federal governments. But, more and more, that’s what cities do. Municipal officials are paying lobbying firms to help them navigate government bureaucracies and present applications that give them the best chance of winning grants, loans and tax credits […]
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Angela Carella

For 36 years prior to joining the Connecticut Examiner, Angela Carella was a beat reporter, investigative reporter, editor and columnist for the Stamford Advocate. Carella reports on Stamford and Fairfield County. T: 203 722 6811.

a.carella@ctexaminer.com